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Howel

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Used by a cooper to cut shallow grooves at the end of a barrell. Found in southern New Hampshire but similar to those used by Maine coopers.
Size: 15 1/2" long, 7 1/4" wide including handle and adjustable screws.
Signed "A. Heald and Sons, Milford, NH."


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  • Title: Howel
  • Creator: Heald, A.
  • Subject Date: 1800 - 1840
  • Town: Milford
  • State: NH
  • Media: Wood, forged iron and cast steel blade
  • Local Code: 81801T7
  • Collection: Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126
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